Enstarz.com – Blood appears to be the makeup of choice for Vikings’ third season.
The new King of Denmark will launch a raid on Paris when Vikings 2015, but it looks as if Ragnar’s (Travis Fimmel) warriors will arrive rather bruised and beaten.
After kicking off season 3 filming with a host of sailing scenes, the History Channel series is currently taking over the fields of Ireland with new battle scenes. Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper fight without the requisite blood.
Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) will take on his new enemies with a striking blood-red handprint across his face while his mother’s blouse will be drenched in the substance.
“Don’t mess with me. #Lagertha #behindthescenes #inamood #Vikings,” Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha) tweeted on Wednesday alongside a picture of herself donning Viking face tattoos as blood dripped form her chin.
Meanwhile, wielding a shield and sword takes an incredible amount of practice for the series’ actors. For Gaia Weiss (Porunn), this means adding a few extra brusises to her character.
“My legs are covered in bruises. Working on my shield coordination. Learning with my character,” Weiss tweeted on Saturday.
Find out more when Vikings returns to the History Channel in 2015.
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Fansshare.com – There are a huge amount of very impressive television shows around today and, while they are all content with the amunt of success they achieve within the series, they would all love to get further recognition by winning some big awards. One of the biggest awards that these shows would love to have a chance of winning, is the Primetime Emmy Awards.
The 66th Primetime Emmy Award nominations have been announced and, while there have been a few pleasant surprises in these nominations, there have also been plenty of disappointments and snubs. One of the biggest snubs that the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards has made, is to the hit show Vikings, which sees the actor Travis Fimmel starring in the lead role.
It is hard to believe that Vikings has not landed a single Emmy nomination, as anyone who has seen the show will tell you just how impressive the series is. As well as telling fascinating stories, with fantastic backdrops, there have also been plenty of impressive performances by the stars of the show and none more so that Travis Fimmel as Ragnar Lothbrok.
Some people have suggested that Vikings has been overlooked by the Emmys for the simple fact that it is a History Channel original series and not on one of the bigger networks. Travis Fimmel mesmerises as Ragnar Lothbrok and the show progresses at the perfect pace, leaving you wanting more at the end of every episode.
Do you think Vikings and Travis Fimmel should have received an Emmy nomination?
Vikings season three will premiere early in 2015. Meanwhile the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Sunday, August 25 on NBC.
Starsentertainment.com – History’s hit series Vikings has announced their return to San Diego Comic-Con.
Not only with the series have a panel featuring the shows’ stars, there will also be an offsite event for fans who won’t be able to snag a seat for the show’s Friday panel on July 25.
Check out the details below:
HISTORY’s VIKINGS Panel: Friday, July 25 from 4:45 – 5:45 p.m., Room 6A
VIKINGS returns to SDCC fresh from the season three set. Travis Fimmel (Ragnar), Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Clive Standen (Rollo) and Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn) along with Michael Hirst (writer/creator) and Julian Hobbs (VP Scripted & Non-Fiction Development & Programming, HISTORY) will reveal an exclusive sneak peek of the new season. Don’t miss out – come join them and find out what the gods have in store for season three!
“On the Set with VIKINGS”: Thursday, July 24 – Saturday, July 26. Location: 450 2nd Avenue
Cast Autograph Signing on Friday, July 25 from 1 – 2 p.m. at 450 2nd Avenue
Fans will get a behind-the-scenes look at VIKINGS and have a starring role in their own custom video that can be shared on social media. From the moment fans enter the “back-lot” they will be treated as cast members. Upon entering, guests will create a character profile and choose a weapon of choice. Next, they will meet with hair and make-up artists to become transformed into a fierce Viking and be placed into three scenes complete with Vikings ships, battles, axes and villages. When fans have completed the experience they will have a :30 video to share via Twitter, Facebook or Vine.
Travis Fimmel (Ragnar), Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Clive Standen (Rollo) and Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn) will make an appearance on Friday, July 25 from 1 – 2 p.m. at 450 2nd Ave. to sign autographs and take photos with fans.
VIKINGS Comic Book – Creator & Story by Michael Hirst, Written by Joe Brusha & Ralph Tedesco, Artwork by Giuliano Piccinnino with Cover Art by Anthony Spray
Custom, limited edition VIKINGS comic book will be given to select fans who visit the “On the Set” activation on 450 2nd Avenue. In this exclusive comic book for SDCC, the character Floki entertains the Vikings with a humorous tale of Thor, Loki and other gods.
‘Vikings’ Season 3: Alfred The Great’s Mother Cast, Who Else Will Join Travis Fimmel For 2015 Return?
Enstarz.com – Vikings is drastically expanding its cast for season 3, and with every new announcement comes a quick glimpse at Ragnar Lothbrok’s upcoming adventures.
Now the (rather unwilling) King of Denmark, Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) and his Norse warriors will use his newfound power to help carve an ambitious new kingdom. For starters, Ragnar will move part of his focus from Wessex to a Roman city on the Sine. Paris, however, will provide the series with two new political foes – the Emperor Charles of France, who will be played by Lothaire Bluteau of Tudors fame; and Charles’ daughter and closest confidant, Princess Gisla (Morgane Polanski).
Meanwhile, in Britain, the mother of Alfred the Great will be revealed, according to IFTN. Jennie Jacques will portray Judeth, the wife of King Ecbert’s (Linus roache) son Aethelwulf (Moe Dunford).
As for the Vikings themselves, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) will receive a new second in command. The new character, named Kalf, will be played by Ben Robson.
While each of these additions fall nicely into a specific camp, Kevin Durand’s The Wanderer presents a bit of a puzzle. A man who is not quite what he seems, The Wanderer has yet to be assigned a side in the Vikings world.
Find out more when Vikings returns to the History Channel in 2015.
Herald.ie – It was like taking a step back in time at Blessington Lake as fearsome warriors took to their longboats to wreak havoc on the unsuspecting locals.
Thankfully, all the terrifying scenes were just for the new series of TV show Vikings being made by the History Channel.
Now in its third instalment, hunky Australian actor Travis Fimmel took centre stage on the shoot as programme makers took advantage of the heatwave to film some key scenes outdoors.
Visitors to the lake watched as several authentic-looking long-boats sailed across the calm blue waters – while Fimmel puffed on a cigarette in between takes and soaked up some sunshine.
He plays the part of Norse hero Ragnar Lodbrok, and has set up home in Greystones while he films the acclaimed series, much to the delight of the local ladies.
The new series looks set to be as gruesome as the previous two, given the fake bodies that were seen swinging from the trees beside the water.
Providing a massive boost to the economy, more than 400 Irish people are involved in the big-budget production, which is worth an estimated €40m to the economy.
Producers have made sure to enlist the services of lots of home-grown talent too, including award-winning Dublin actor Gabriel Byrne, John Kavanagh and David Pearse.
The first series of the programme drew in an average of 189,000 viewers, with a higher number recorded for the second series.
The show has proved a massive hit Stateside, with over eight million viewers tuning in. The third series will hit the small screens in early 2015 and looks set to replicate some of the success of the fantasy series Game of Thrones.
I have added another new photoshoot photo of Travis from his Variety shoot. Check it out in the gallery.
HollywoodReporter.com – From surviving late-night shoots in the dead of winter to playing drunk (but not too drunk), the challenges facing actors this season were as varied as their characters.
What was your most difficult scene in your Emmy-contending series this year?
We were shooting a scene in the season-two premiere that shows the aftermath of a threesome with my wife and ex-wife. I thought that as a man and as a Viking, this would indicate the stuff that real men are made of. But from the expression on the ladies’ faces, I’d clearly come up short. Apparently, in their eyes, I didn’t make the cut. It’s a good thing that the Vikings are long dead, as they would have taken away my kingship and banished me from Valhalla! On the other hand, in one of the first scenes we shot for the second season, I had to say goodbye to my daughter, who had died. It’s hard to imagine anything worse than a child dying and how unfair the world is to let that happen to such an innocent. [Creator] Michael Hirst wrote such touching words that, though monologue is not my forte, I hadn’t much choice but to do it.
Its been awhile since we had anything new on Travis but he has reappared. I added a new photoshoot to the gallery from his appearance at the Variety Studio with other nominees for the Emmys. He looks amazing in the shot and cant wait for more to come out. So until then, check it out.
Travis Fimmel, Kevin Bacon, moderator Debra Birnbaum, actors Hugh Dancy, Demian Bichir, and Matthew Rhys attend the Variety Studio powered by Samsung Galaxy at Palihouse on May 29, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.